peterh
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Exact process in counting votes for closing a question
3 votes

Well I think we can argue a lot, how wise is this system. Sometimes it happens, that we do not understand something, and see a complex, but logical structure behind to explain its behavior. Then it ...

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Is the [radio] tag necessary?
1 votes

I can agree it with the condition that it does not destroy content. All the removed radio tags should be replaced by a more specific one (radio-astronomy, radio-communication, and so on). So it is not ...

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What should we do about [zero-gravity]?
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An analogy. Also vacuum does not exist. More or less gas molecules exist everywhere, sometimes only a single atom in a $m^3$ or so. Beside that, virtual particles and quantum fields might be also ...

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Should there be a “no evidence of research” flag/VTC option?
2 votes

(Extended from comment.) I think the question boils down to: do we want to answer trivial questions or not. Both direction has some dangers. Disadvantages of making them off-topic: It would cause ...

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Beginner questions adding maneuverability and/or guidance under power to amateur model rockets; could/should they be closed as inherently dangerous?
-5 votes

The idea is bad, it is so bad that even talking about it is dangerous. It can lead to an accumulation of evil people wanting to make the site always more and more restricted. Many other SE sites are ...

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Is the anonymous, silent down-vote plus close-vote for "unclear" on a new user's question welcoming?
-3 votes

No, it is only imho acceptable if the OP is clearly an unfixable crap poster. The named question is a goodlooking, ontopic question and the voter clearly violated the new CoC. The SE disallows only ...

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Rules for "Science Fiction" questions
1 votes

Sci-Fi is offtopic, Space Exploration is ontopic. The sci questions are somewhere between the two. So, we should project the content to the plane of the Space Exploration, and work accordingly.

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Should we have a canonical response for folks intent on blowing themselves up?
-3 votes

I don't believe that making it offtopic is a good idea. My arguments: Also the youtube is full with similar videos. A disclaimer is enough there. And we have a more narrow visitor group. Legality is ...

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Does the community spend too much time on debunking conspiracy theories?
2 votes

Alternatively: Considering the educational and PR role of the site in the space exploration, I would discourage the quick close & delete handling of such questions, what they would deserve. ...

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Does the community spend too much time on debunking conspiracy theories?
1 votes

My suggestion would be to offer them for migration to the Skeptics SE. They are specialized for such "problems". Migration also requires to have at least a tag in the question which exists on both ...

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Is beta-graduation the goal here? With a limited reserve of high-quality answer-writers, might it present more challenges?
3 votes

Yes. All companies want more profit, all websites want more visitors, and so on. It is essentially the collective appearance of our induvidual wish to make our tasks better. Why do we want this, it ...

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